2nd Annual Public Safety UAS Conference

About the 2018 Conference:

This conference is for Public Safety Employees or Sponsored Employees only.

Conference is now SOLD OUT.

Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) will hold the Second Annual Public Safety UAS Conference from Monday, March 5, through Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The purpose of the conference is to demonstrate the use of drones in public safety, with speakers and panels on fire, search and rescue, and law enforcement.

When:

Monday, March 5 - Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Where:

King Family Vineyards
6550 Roseland Farm
Crozet, VA 22932

Who Can Attend:

The conference is open to professionals in law enforcement, public safety, and search and rescue/emergency services/disaster relief. Attendance is limited to 185 participants with preference given to public safety, fire, rescue, law enforcement and other emergency or disaster response members or affiliated organizations.

How Much Does the Summit Cost?

  • $249 per person. Fee includes all meals during the three-day event and access to all training exercises, classes, product demonstrations and networking events.
  • Attendees are responsible for their own hotel accommodations and travel arrangements.
  • Download the Letter of Justification

2018 2nd Annual Public Safety UAS Conference

Download the conference program here

Conference Schedule

Time Topic Presenter Location

Monday, March 5

7-8 a.m. Check-In & Breakfast   Main
8-9 a.m. Welcome
  • Chip Harding, Albemarle Co. Sheriff's Office
  • David King, King Family Vineyards
  • Dr. Frank Friedman, President, Piedmont Virginia Community College
Main
9-9:45 a.m. FEMA Update Travis Potter, UAS Coordinator, FEMA Region IV Main
9:45-10:30 a.m. Manned/Unmanned Airspace Management in Disaster Bill Nabors, Chief Pilot, Texas Department of Public Safety Main
A.M. CONFERENCE INTENSIVES (Advance Registration Required)
9 a.m.-noon Scenario/Training Option #1 TBA TBA
9-a.m.-noon Scenario/Training Option #2 TBA TBA
MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS
10:30 a.m.-noon Law Enforcement Panel Discussion
  • Jason Antin, FAA LEAP
  • David Decatur, Sheriff, Stafford County Sheriff's Office
  • Mark Espenant, Section Head Decision Support and Project Managment, Defence R&D Canada's Centre for Security Science.
Main
9 a.m.-noon Vendor/Product Demonstration TBA TBA
ALL ATTENDEES
Noon-2 p.m.

Lunch & Vendor Exhibition Hour

  Main/Exhibit Hall
Noon-2 p.m. Special Interest Event TBA TBA
P.M. CONFERENCE INTENSIVES (Advance Registration Required)
2-5 p.m. Scenario/Training Option #1 TBA TBA
2-5 p.m. Scenario/Training Option #2 TBA TBA
AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS
2-3 p.m. Fire/Life-Saving Panel Discussion
  • Chris Sadler, Chief, York County Special Operations
  • Adam Trojanowski, DFPC Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology, Aerial Firefighting
  • Steve Disick, Lieutenant, Albany Co Sheriff's Department Drone Unit
Main
2-3 p.m. Vendor/Product Demonstration TBA TBA
3-4 p.m. Vendor/Product Demonstration TBA TBA
3:30-5 p.m.

Disaster Response Panel Discussion

  • CRASAR/ Hurricane Irma
  • Las Vegas Strong- Applications of sUAS in mass casualty events
  • Volunteers in Houston during Hurricane Harvey
  • Emergency Operations Airspace Management System
  • David Merrick II, Director of the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program and Research Faculty, FSU
  • David Martel, UAS Program Manager, Las Vegas Police Department
TBA
4-5 p.m. Vendor/Production Demonstration TBA TBA
ALL ATTENDEES
5-6 p.m. Vendor Exhibit Hall Open   Exhibit Hall
6-9 p.m. Dinner & Evening Social Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Unmanned Systems Pro Re Nata Brewery

Tuesday, March 6

ALL ATTENDEES
7-8 a.m. Check-In & Breakfast   Main
8-9 a.m. Keynote Address

Anh Duong, Program Executive for Unmanned Aerial Systems, Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Division

Main
A.M. CONFERENCE INTENSIVES (Advance Registration Required)
9 a.m.-noon

Scenario/Training Option #1

TBA Barrel Room
9 a.m.-noon Scenario/Training Option #2 TBA TBA

MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

9-10:30 a.m. Disaster Response Commerical Panel Discussion
  • Russel McElyea, AutoOwners
  • Ed Hines, Hazon Solutions
  • Ryan English, President and Co-Founder, Flymotion Unmanned Systems
  • Chris Courtney, Measure
Main
9-10 a.m. Vendor/Product Demonstration TBA TBA
10-11 a.m. Vendor/Product Demonstration TBA TBA
10:30 a.m.-noon sUAS Remote Sensing Panel Discussion
  • Chad Netto, Chutz Surveying, (LiDAR)
  • Charles Mondello, (EO)
  • Jon McBride, RMUS (Thermal)
  • Charles Ott, Leidos (Video)
Main
11 a.m.-noon Vendor/Product Demonstration TBA TBA
ALL ATTENDEES
noon-2 p.m. Lunch & Vendor Exhibition Hour   Main/Exhibit Hall
noon-2 p.m. Special Interest Event TBA TBA
P.M. CONFERENCE INTENSIVES (Advance Registration Required)
2-5 p.m. Scenario/Training Exercise TBA TBA
AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS
2-3 p.m. FAA Update Michael Wilson, Aviation Safety Inspector, Unmanned Aircraft Program Lead  
3:30-5 p.m. State Agency Integration of sUAS Panel Discussion
  • Paige Fitzgerald, Delaware Emergency Management Agency
  • John Sibley, Georgia Department of Transportation
  • Basil Yap, North Carolina Department of Transportation
Main
2-3 p.m. Vendor/Product Demonstration TBA TBA
3-4 p.m. Vendor/Product Demonstration TBA TBA
4-5 p.m. Vendor/Product Demonstration TBA TBA
ALL ATTENDEES
4:30-5 p.m. Open Mic Night: Stories from the Field Attendees, presenters, and vendors are encouraged to provide a short presentation on a lesson learned, failure, success, event, etc. Main
5-6 p.m. Vendor Exhibit Hall Open   Exhibit Hall
6-9 p.m. Dinner & Evening Social Sponsored by Property Drone Consortium King Family Vineyards

Wednesday, March 7

ALL ATTENDEES
7-8 a.m. Check-In & Breakfast   Main
8-9 a.m. Weather Damage Assessment

Michael Sporer, National Weather Service

Main
MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS
9-10:30 a.m. Emerging Technologies Panel Discussion
  • Robert Koester, dBS Productions
  • Travis Moran, Gryphon Sensors
  • Paige Cutland, Director, Business Development, Kongsberg Geospatial
  • David Kovar, URSA
Main
9-10 a.m. Vendor/Product Demonstration TBA TBA
10-11 a.m. Vendor/Product Demonstration TBA TBA
10:30-noon Training & Standards Panel Discussion
  • Dan Longhurst, Standards Coordinator, Justice Technology Information Center
  • Don Roby, Chairman, Airborne Public Safety Association
  • Timothy Maloney, Guardian Centers
  • Jim Blanchard, ScD, Chief Scientist, UAS Academy
Main
11 a.m.-noon Vendor/Product Demonstration TBA TBA
ALL ATTENDEES
noon-2 p.m.

Lunch & Vendor Exhibition Hour

  Main/Exhibit Hall
noon-4 p.m. Special Interest Event TBA Polo Field
AFTERNOON SCENARIO BREAKOUTS
2-4 p.m. Option #1 TBA TBA
2-4 p.m. Option #2 TBA TBA
2-4 p.m. Option #3 TBA TBA
CONFERENCE ENDS
4 p.m. Closing Remarks
  • Darren Goodbar, Conference Organizer
  • Valerie Palamountain, Dean of Workforce Services, Piedmont Virginia Community College
Main

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